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Law enforcers check car seats

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Valdosta law enforcers put into practice what they learned in a three-day car seat safety training course.

The University of Georgia's Traffic Injury Prevention Institute brought its National Child, Passenger Safety Technician certification course to Valdosta. Valdosta Police and Lowndes County deputies learned how to teach parents how to use car seats.

Trainers say 90-percent of parents don't install car seats properly. Today, parents pulled into the testing center in the Wal-Mart parking lot for car seat checks and demonstrations.

"The technicians that participated in the class can educate them in about 15 to 20 minutes to figure out what they did not get right. That's going to make a life or death difference in a crash for a child," said Andrew Turnage, with Georgia's Traffic Injury Prevention Institute.

For tips on installing a car seat properly, CLICK HERE.

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